Mid-Kansas CNG recently celebrated the grand opening of a new CNG fueling station with a ribbon cutting by the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce and a luncheon. Owners, Mark Molitor and Mattie Giefer, hosted the event, along with representatives from Central Kansas Clean Cities (CKCC) and KGS, which featured demonstrations of CNG refueling and a tour of the station’s compressor system. The station is open to the public 24 hours daily for refueling of CNG vehicles from autos to tractor-trailers.
Mattie Giefer was looking for a cheaper fuel option for his fleet of vehicles with GCI Construction and turned to Mark Molitor, who is in the oil and gas business, for a solution. Together they formed Mid-Kansas CNG to fulfill the need for natural gas fueling in the Kingman area. After consultation with area trucking companies, a location on the US-54/US-400 corridor was selected. The station will fill a CNG fueling gap between Wichita, 50 miles to the east, and Garden City and Liberal, both about 175 miles west. The station is accepting inquiries about fleet fueling on the site.